Narratives of Surviving ‘Gang Rape’ and Victim Assistance Programs for Survivors

Vibha Hetu*

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The article has focused on two case studies. It analyzed two gang rapes/ multiple perpetrator rape cases involving three offenders and one victim; how the situation unfolded and led to serious consequences. In one case, the men wanted to take revenge from the landlord so, for them gang raping their daughter was the most fitting method of settling a score. In another case, the relative felt that he owned the woman as he had spent lot on her, so he offered her as booty to
his friends in order to make her pay. In both the cases, the offenders wanted to disgrace the victim; they never felt disgraced of committing gang rape against the victim. The victim assistance programs are also discussed to lessen the effect of trauma on such survivors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Global Perspective on Victims of Crime and Victim Assistance
Subtitle of host publicationBest Practices Around the World
EditorsBeulah Shekhar , Sanjeev P. Sahni, M. Priyamvadha , Vipin Vijay Nair
Place of PublicationNew Delhi, India
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9789354355677
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2022
Externally publishedYes

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